Sygyzy, I totally agree with you here. People will always use the arguement "If you aren't doing anything wrong you have noting to hide" and this is a very dangerous mentality and will bite them in the ass later.Originally posted by: sygyzy
I agree that our identity and information is considered property. Intellectual if anything. If they can ask you for your name now, what will stop a male officer from asking if a female "suspect" is dating anyone?
It's great that FallenHero is such a big fan of giving information away. I am by no means anti-government but I see a very dangerous path we are heading toward here. With the Patriot Act and the acts that followed, soon phone taps, email logs, etc will be even more prevalent and generally accepted. Why hasn't this been a problem 4 months ago? 2 years ago? It has, you just weren't around to see the arguments. Privacy has and always will be an issue. But it'll only get worse because of people that basically volunteer everything they have at the first flash of a siren.
It's best not to throw your pearls to swine. They will probably always be part of the 98% that does nothing and hides under their beds waiting for someone else to do it. Remember it took 2% of us at the start to fight for our rights that we enjoy now when King George was stomping on our heads.
In the beginning a patriot is scarce, hated and scorned. But when his/her cause succeeds it cost nothing to be a patriot.
Keep that in mind my friend and keep fighting.